George tends to be easily frightened and this has been helpful during thunderstorms, traveling and clipping toenails....each of which is equally terrifying to him.
It's a simple concept, like swaddling a baby...or strapping a crazy person in a straitjacket. The feeling of pressure on his neck and chest provide a soothing sensation and helps to ease his anxiety. It makes nail clipping a breeze.
|I would fight this nail clipping session but I feel so relaxed I just can't bring myself to do it.|
I imagine it's like the feeling of the heavy lead pad laid over your chest at the dentist for x-rays. I usually ask them to leave it on me during the exam as I find the weight of it soothing. I wonder if they make these in human sizes?
He's fully able to move about and walk, although he seems to just fall over and lay down for the most part. Even though Gracie is easier to clip, this still makes the job even simpler.
Anything to keep my furbabies happy.
Keep calm and carry on.
Long Live the Queen of Calm Cats